Litecoin is a Cryptocurrency, the network powered by PoW (consensus mechanism based on mining) algorithm. The original software was developed by Charlie Lee from US and first released July 10th, 2011. Nowadays the cryptocurrency is managed by the Litecoin Foundation, an organization based in the SG. The official Litecoin website is https://litecoin.org.
As of today, December 3rd, 2022, out of totally available 84,000,000 LTC, 71,751,345 are in circulation. It's possible to mine litecoins. The total market capitalization of litecoin is $5,506,572,516, the rank among other cryptocurrencies (based on the capitalization) is #13. The current rate of 1 LTC is $76.85 USD.
Litecoin is a first alternative (to Bitcoin) peer-to-peer cryptocurrency, a "fork" of the Bitcoin (software, based on the original bitcoin source code with some modifications), created as a "more perfect alternative" to BTC. The main differences in software architecture were the decreased block generation time (2.5 minutes vs 10) and different hashing algorithm (scrypt instead of SHA-256). The network produces new blocks more often than Bitcoin, making transaction confirmation time significantly faster, hence the "Lite" in the name.
The software creator is a former employee of Google and ex-Director of Engineering at Coinbase, an active member of the Cryptocurrency community. Litecoin is playing an important role in Bitcoin and the whole cryptocurrency industry infrastructure, for example, the Lightning Network (a "Layer 2" payment protocol operating on top of the Bitcoin or another blockchain-based cryptocurrency) support, etc.
Litecoin is currently supported by 100% of exchanges (1 of 1) currently having active orders at ExchangeRates.Pro: and 1 P2P Marketplaces have offers, allowing you to buy and sell LTC. Let's check and compare which of these exchanges will suit you the best, dear visitor!
Sorry, at the moment there are no active exchanges with live offers to buy/sell Litecoin with fiat currencies in United States. Our teams tries our best to add some ASAP!
Besides the abovelisted great exchanges, serving United States and allowing domestic payments in US Dollar among other countries and currencies, there are also very good international ones among the websites exchanging litecoins. Hence if you need USD|LTC exchange, please use the top list above. In case you are looking for other ways to purchase or cash-out Litecoin using other fiat currency, etc. or swap it with various coins and tokens, feel free to check this selection of top one highest-ranked LTC exchanges from all around the world:
By the way, exchanges that accept US, but don't allow fiat payments there are also in this list. So, if you want to pay using a payment method from abroad (say, you are originally from another country and want to buy or sell litecoin using the bank account or local payment system from there) or if you are looking for an exchange for someone else, this list will work great for you! Of course, we can't know what is that country you are looking for, but we have two options for you, both good. You are welcome to either
Are you looking for the best place to buy litecoins? Of course, you are! Our price comparison of exchanges is here to help, although the easiest way is to check the best offers right away @ ExchangeRates.Pro, feel free to compare yourself. Let us show you what banks and payment systems you can use to buy and sell LTC, based on your location and preferences.
At this moment, there are 3 offers to buy Litecoin in United States. Our software is collecting the statistics about the popularity of specific local banks and payment systems. Usually, the top ones that are the most popular are also very convenient. Otherwise, why would these become so popular? You can choose any of these right away, please be our guest:
We've compared a lot of offers to find the top ones; right now we have 2 ways for you to purchase litecoin available worldwide. Enough to choose from, right? Please keep in mind that not all of these may be possible to pay with US Dollar, the ones that will surely be good for the domestic currency are a little bit above. The top popular ways to purchase LTC crypto:
Even the greatest LTC HODL GANG members sometimes have to sell some of their precious coins. It's alright, everyone does it sometimes and we are here to help! We know you want to find the buyer which will give you the highest price, there are such ones at our platform — check ExchangeRates.Pro now to find the highest rate to sell litecoins to US Dollar and 152 more local currencies! There are various opportunities to swap your coins to hard cash, we list the most requested ones below.
There are currently 3 opportunities to cash out your litecoin coins in US. You'd likely need to out-exchange the crypto to pay for some local expenses, shopping, etc. It's reasonable to choose the safest and most comfortable option — a local bank you are using, your preferred payment system or cash in your city. Here is our top list of the ways other people in United States prefer to exchange litecoin to fiat:
Sometimes you may need to transfer the money to another country. If you are holding LTC, it makes sense to exchange some of these coins to the currency of that country. We can't know where exactly you would like to send the funds, so we will show you the most requested banks and payment systems worldwide you can send the transfer to. There are totally 2 options to out-exchange the ltc to fiat; the most frequently used banks, money transfer operators and global payment systems are:
Did you know that it's possible to exchange LTC to 48 other cryptocurrencies? It's possible to convert Litecoin to/from 98% of crypto coins supported @ ExchangeRates.Pro. Some of these are really great ones (we don't list useless coins and tokens at our website), that's why we've prepared a list of exchange opportunities available. There are totally 198 swap possibilities with LTC and other coins and tokens. Coin to coin exchanges are safe, easy and beneficial when you are using our service, don't worry! Feel free to get all the best rates to swap LTC with other cryptos @ ExchangeRates.Pro right away or refer to the list of most highly demanded exchange directions first: